To impose further sanctions on Iran, the US rewrites history and engages in semantic gymnastics | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

To impose further sanctions on Iran, the US rewrites history and engages in semantic gymnastics

On May 8, 2018, President Trump withdrew from the Iran Nuclear deal. In an effort to enact crippling “snap-back” sanctions, his administration is now pretending it did no such thing.

“All our words”, the American-Lebanese poet-philosopher Kahlil Gibran observed, “are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.” If words are judged by their intellectual weight and adherence to integrity, the statements issued by the Trump administration in relation to its standing as a “participating nation” in the context of the agreement (known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA,) is more famine than feast.

Words have meaning, a reality that escapes those who formulate what passes for Iran policy in the US State Department today.

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